From The Irish Fireside, Volume 1, Number 9, August 27, 1883
This warlike sept was descended from Callachan Cashel (the forty-second Christian King of Munster), who had the supreme honour of driving the Danes out of Munster, after a series of sanguinary battles. The name comes from the Irish word Ceallach - War. They were long a powerful and influential family in Munster.
Argent, in base a mond vert, on the sinister side a hurst of oak trees, therefrom issuant a wolf pass, ppr; crest, a dexter arm embowed, holding a sword entwined with a snake, ppr; motto, Fidus et audax.
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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